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Across the universe – Sheer brilliance!

29/08/2009

I’ve watched the musical “Across the universe” a few times over now and it keeps getting better each time. The artistic exploration that the director goes on is just brilliant. If you are a Beatles fan and love experimentation, then you must watch it. Its also very revolutionary in the way the original music has been played around with. A well directed movie and very theatre like.

The lead actors sing most songs in the movie themselves and how about 80% of the songs in the musical being sung and recorded live on the shoot with ambient noise! A very new approach to un-can traditional studio recording and add elements of reality. Try and catch the director’s commentary on the DVD, where she talks about how each song renders more character and meaning to the movie.

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Back from a week long bedrest

13/08/2007

Was completely down with Viral fever for a week, Off IM, Off Internet, Just On bed. A week just went wasted. This is the first time in years I’ve got fever.

Caught up on 2 movies, “To kill a mocking bird” and “The Namesake”

The first one was too good for words, and the second one I think will be mostly enjoyed by kids out in the US, but failed to catch any good attention from me. Felt the lack of any substance, I’ve heard Jumpa Lahiri sucks as an author, I think this movie reinforces that.

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March of the penguins

10/07/2006

Yesterday night I watched March of the penguins

And I stepped into 23 watching the last few mins of the movie.

Astonishing how just being born, the penguins have a crystal clear “purpose of life”. And me 23 and yet searching.

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